Using Sight and Sound to Explore Georgia's Cumberland Island

Wind and Rhythm Grid, from a series of photographs of Cumberland Island by Emily J. Gomez
Wind and Rhythm Grid, from a series of photographs of Cumberland Island by Emily J. Gomez

Located a mile off shore in the Atlantic Ocean, Cumberland Island is the largest of a string of barrier islands protecting Georgia’s 110-mile Coast line.

Renowned for its salt marshes, maritime forests and miles of pristine beaches, Cumberland is a pilgrimage site for people who want to experience a natural landscape virtually untouched by modern humanity.

In 2016, artists Emily and Ernesto Gomez and Christa Kreeger Bowden set out on a multi-year project to document the changing nature on Georgia’s Cumberland Island.

They joined WRGC host Daniel McDonald in January 2020 to talk about the first exhibit of their work, Cumberland Island: Land, Water, Wind and Light.

 

You can hear the interview on soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/wrgc/georgia-college-connections-using-sight-and-sound-to-explore-georgias-cumberland-island

 

You can see images from the exhibit at https://www.emilyjgomez.com/cumberland-island-collaboration/ and http://www.christabowden.com/cumberland-island-2016.

 

The music in this program comes from the band Manitou, featuring tonight’s guests Emily and Ernesto Gomez.

You can hear more of their music at manitou1996.bandcamp.com